Nick Grantham

Fundamental Principles
Innovative Ideas

18 Years Experience

Nick has become recognised as a specialist in athletic preparation and has helped athletes at all levels achieve their personal goals and ambitions. Nick has worked in high performance sport for almost 20 years and has extensive experience of long term athlete development. As lead strength and conditioning coach to National Governing Body’s and Home Institutes Nick has been responsible for the management, development and delivery of integrated physical preparation strategies for a wide range of sports.

Nick has developed and delivered physical preparation strategies, incorporating other disciplines such as sport science, physiotherapy, nutrition, performance analysis and biomechanics. He has also worked closely with medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programmes.

Nick continues to develop his knowledge of advanced training concepts and evidence based training principles, and has observed best practice at leading training establishments around the world including; the Australian Institute of Sport, International Rugby Academy New Zealand, US Olympic Training Centre, Cirque du Soleil and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Nick has a proven record of coach and athlete education, having developed resources, practices and applied research that has enhanced the delivery of both sport specific and strength and conditioning support.

A sought after ‘expert’ Nick has presented seminars and practical demonstrations on strength and conditioning for the Football Association, the National Sports Medicine Institute, the British Olympic Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.  Nick has articles published in leading sports publications such as Triathlete’s World, Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness including monthly columns in Sports Injury Bulletin and Maxim magazine. Read more…

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Nick’s career spans four Olympic cycles working with many of the countries most talented athletes to help them realize their potential. A sought after ‘expert’ recognized as a specialist in athletic preparation with a wealth of knowledge. TEDx invited Nick down to give a presentation.

The Blog

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Blood Flow Restriction – Updates

August 26, 2015
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Endurance athletes need to lift heavy

August 19, 2015
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External Coaching Cues

August 6, 2015
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The Professional Fitness Coaching Academy

August 1, 2015
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You don’t know squat…

July 30, 2015
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CHAOS Training Revisited

July 28, 2015
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Rehabworks Clinical Workshop

July 23, 2015
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Illusion of understanding

July 22, 2015
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Jump around

July 21, 2015
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Strength training can’t improve speed

July 16, 2015
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Velocity Based Training (VBT)

July 15, 2015
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Control the controllable

July 14, 2015
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The whole world is a critic…

July 10, 2015
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Don’t go into the cellar…Genre Blindness

July 9, 2015
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Plyometrics – Knock Down Ginger

July 8, 2015
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Marshmallow Coaching

July 7, 2015
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Programme Design – The Answer

July 6, 2015
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Exercise Prescription For Physio’s

July 3, 2015
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Push the button

July 3, 2015
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Vanity Abs, Bicep Curls and Positive Polution

June 23, 2015
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Corrective Exercise or Cotton Wool?

June 18, 2015
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You’re Hired Charity Sales Break £2000

June 15, 2015
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The Recovery Pyramid

June 3, 2015
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Take Action…jobs don’t just fall out of the sky

May 15, 2015
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Building Future Champions

April 7, 2015
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Movement Quality Training

March 24, 2015
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Fifty Shades of Grey

March 20, 2015
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What a numpty! I’m still coming to LEEDS!

March 10, 2015
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Fast and Furious – Mike Young Workshop

March 3, 2015
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Workshops webinars and podcasts…

February 23, 2015
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Early Sport Specialisation – bad idea?

February 16, 2015
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I know nothing…

February 10, 2015
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Just play sport to get fit?

February 9, 2015
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CrossFit Sucks?

February 7, 2015
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Create Athletes

January 27, 2015
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Jose Mourinho, Painists and Football Players

January 26, 2015
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I don’t care if you’re a 13 year old superstar

January 19, 2015
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Blink and employers have missed you

January 19, 2015
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Pigs don’t fly – fundamentals of speed development

January 12, 2015
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Nice Work Rugby Strength Coach – You’re Hired

January 12, 2015
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Periodisation and Russian Dolls

December 13, 2014
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Keir Wenham Flatt UK Seminar Series

November 26, 2014
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Sport Science Infographics

November 14, 2014
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I don’t care how fast your feet are…

November 13, 2014
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Physical Development Strategies For Youth Athletes – Update

November 10, 2014
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How to sound like a genius!

November 6, 2014
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ICST 2014 – Review

October 28, 2014
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Long Term Planning – 4 Steps To Success

October 28, 2014
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The Italian Job – ICST 2014

October 23, 2014
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Fighting Ninja’s

October 22, 2014
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Big Data – Really?

October 21, 2014
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Physical Development Strategies for Youth Athletes

October 18, 2014
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Polar Explorers and Strength and Conditioning

October 16, 2014
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Cornerstones of Training

October 9, 2014

Weak Side Rule and Strength Training

October 2, 2014

Surgeons write lousy rehab programmes!

September 30, 2014
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Coaches often fail to ‘ship’ programmes

September 29, 2014
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Happy Birthday Song and Effective Coaching

September 20, 2014
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Coaching gold from Nanny McPhee!

September 18, 2014
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Top 4 Programme Design Considerations

September 1, 2014
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Are you a Ninja?

August 26, 2014
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Sticky Coaching

August 14, 2014

Pointless Training – Treadmills, Cranks and Shot Drills

September 5, 2012
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5 Common Recovery And Regeneration Mistakes

January 6, 2008
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Back To School – Workshop Programme

September 2, 2015
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